For the Business of Football - Inside World Football http://www.insideworldfootball.com/component/content/?view=featured Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:21:35 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Platini savages TPO and calls for 'tailor-made legal framework' http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/europe/15687-platini-savages-tpo-and-calls-for-tailor-made-legal-framework http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/europe/15687-platini-savages-tpo-and-calls-for-tailor-made-legal-framework Michel Platini10By David Owen
October 21 – Michel Platini, the UEFA President, has used a keynote speech to European Union (EU) Sports Ministers in Rome to launch a scathing attack on the practice of third-party ownership (TPO).]]>
paulnicholson@sportsolutionsltd.com (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:28:03 +0100
Brazilian football violence claims fourth death this year http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/south-america/15680-brazilian-football-violence-claims-fourth-death-this-year http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/south-america/15680-brazilian-football-violence-claims-fourth-death-this-year Palmeiras fansBy Andrew Warshaw
October 21 - Brazilian police have detained six people following the death of a 21-year-old Palmeiras fan that has heaped more shame on the domestic game - the fourth fatality involving rival supporters this year.]]>
paulnicholson@sportsolutionsltd.com (Paul Nicholson) Featured South America World Football News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:30:40 +0100
Now Nepal falls under FIFA audit scrutiny as cash questions raised http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/asia/15685-now-nepal-falls-under-fifa-audit-scrutiny-as-cash-questions-raised http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/asia/15685-now-nepal-falls-under-fifa-audit-scrutiny-as-cash-questions-raised NepalBy Andrew Warshaw
October 21 - Yet another Asian country has become embroiled in corruption allegations as the fallout from the Mohamed bin Hammam era continues. Nepal's football association (ANFA) is implementing "corrective measures", say FIFA, amid claims by some of its own senior officials regarding embezzlement of funds.]]>
paulnicholson@sportsolutionsltd.com (Paul Nicholson) Featured Asia World Football News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:51:47 +0100
India: 123 year old Mohammedan Sporting Club disbands football team http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/asia/15684-india-123-year-old-mohammedan-sporting-club-disbands-football-team http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/asia/15684-india-123-year-old-mohammedan-sporting-club-disbands-football-team Mohammedan Sporting ClubBy Mark Baber
October 21 - The executive committee of the 123-year old Mohammedan Sporting Club, a Kolkota club with a glorious history, made the decision on Saturday to disband their football team for an indefinite period after failing to find a sponsor and being unable to pay salaries to players and coaching staff for the last 3 - 4 months.]]>
paulnicholson@sportsolutionsltd.com (Paul Nicholson) Featured Asia World Football News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:35:05 +0100
Matt Scott: FIFA joins the dots in the fight against corruption http://www.insideworldfootball.com/matt-scott/15683-matt-scott-fifa-joins-the-dots-in-the-fight-against-corruption http://www.insideworldfootball.com/matt-scott/15683-matt-scott-fifa-joins-the-dots-in-the-fight-against-corruption "Connectivity will be an enabler. Transparency for better government, education, and health." Bill Gates

Eighteen months and 430 pages have gone into Michael Garcia's report for the FIFA ethics committee into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding, and there have been acres more pages of newsprint produced on the back of it. It was the highest-profile measure to emerge from the Independent Governance Committee's strategic review of FIFA's operations. But it was by no means the most important.]]>
paulnicholson@sportsolutionsltd.com (Paul Nicholson) Featured Matt Scott Columnists Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:03:13 +0100
UEFA hands out fines to Galatasaray, Wales and Andorra for fan trouble http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/europe/15681-uefa-hands-out-fines-to-galatasaray-wales-and-andorra-for-fan-trouble http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/europe/15681-uefa-hands-out-fines-to-galatasaray-wales-and-andorra-for-fan-trouble UEFA2October 21 – UEFA have fined Galatasaray €50,000 and ordered the Turkish club pay costs for the trouble caused by their fans in the Champions League clash at Arsenal on October 1.]]> paulnicholson@sportsolutionsltd.com (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:37:53 +0100 Platini backs a German for World Player award http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/europe/15686-platini-backs-a-german-for-world-player-award http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/europe/15686-platini-backs-a-german-for-world-player-award World Cup winners GermanyOctober 21 - UEFA president Michel Platini says it's only fair that a German player wins this year's FIFA World Player award because of the country's World Cup success.]]> paulnicholson@sportsolutionsltd.com (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:05:17 +0100 Ukraine vs Russia causes more damage to Shakhtar's Donbass Arena http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/europe/15678-ukraine-vs-russia-causes-more-damage-to-shakhtar-s-donbass-arena http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/europe/15678-ukraine-vs-russia-causes-more-damage-to-shakhtar-s-donbass-arena Donbass Arena damagedOctober 21 - Ukraine's domestic champions have once again become an unwitting victim of the military conflict in the country after Shakhtar Donetsk's state-of-the-art Donbass Arena suffered further damage from shelling despite a ceasefire agreed between the government and Russian-backed separatists.]]> paulnicholson@sportsolutionsltd.com (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:59:36 +0100 Goal celebration goes tragically wrong for Indian footballer http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/asia/15679-goal-celebration-goes-tragically-wrong-for-indian-footballer http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/asia/15679-goal-celebration-goes-tragically-wrong-for-indian-footballer Peter Biaksangzuala tributeOctober 21 - Indian football, which has just launched its much-touted Super League in an attempt to bolster interest, has suffered an untimely blow with a fatal tragedy as a result of a goal celebration in a state-level league game that went tragically wrong.]]> paulnicholson@sportsolutionsltd.com (Paul Nicholson) Featured Asia World Football News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:05:21 +0100 Interviewee beware, FIFA ethics' confidential doesn't mean confidential after all http://www.insideworldfootball.com/fifa/15677-interviewee-beware-fifa-ethics-confidential-doesn-t-mean-confidential-after-all http://www.insideworldfootball.com/fifa/15677-interviewee-beware-fifa-ethics-confidential-doesn-t-mean-confidential-after-all Michael Garcia6By Paul Nicholson
October 20 – In response to allegations and evidence that he promised confidentiality to those interviewed in his investigation of the bidding process for 2018 and 2022, FIFA's chief ethics investigator, Michael Garcia, has told German news magazine Der Spiegel that the wording is merely a "standard statement".]]>
paulnicholson@sportsolutionsltd.com (Paul Nicholson) Featured FIFA News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:33:32 +0100
Exclusive: FIFA plans to ramp up Ebola aid and awareness drive http://www.insideworldfootball.com/fifa/15673-exclusive-fifa-plans-to-ramp-up-ebola-aid-and-awareness-drive http://www.insideworldfootball.com/fifa/15673-exclusive-fifa-plans-to-ramp-up-ebola-aid-and-awareness-drive Michel DHoogheBy Andrew Warshaw
October 20 - FIFA is to step up its global awareness drive highlighting the threat of the Ebola virus which has killed more than 4,500 people and has placed next year's African Cup of Nations in serious jeopardy.]]>
paulnicholson@sportsolutionsltd.com (Paul Nicholson) Featured FIFA News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:01:05 +0100
AFCON 2015 hits hosting block as South Africa rejects white knight role http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/africa/15672-afcon-2015-hits-hosting-block-as-south-africa-rejects-white-knight-role http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/africa/15672-afcon-2015-hits-hosting-block-as-south-africa-rejects-white-knight-role AFCON-trophy-607x336By Andrew Warshaw
October 20 - The troubled African Cup of Nations has received a further blow with the news that South Africa, which has already stepped in twice to rescue the tournament in recent years, may not be willing to do so again.]]>
paulnicholson@sportsolutionsltd.com (Paul Nicholson) Featured Africa World Football News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:39:56 +0100
FIFPro to press CONMEBOL to ban clubs over unpaid wages http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/south-america/15676-fifpro-to-press-conmebol-to-ban-clubs-over-unpaid-wages http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/south-america/15676-fifpro-to-press-conmebol-to-ban-clubs-over-unpaid-wages David Paniagua By Mark Baber
October 20 - FIFPro Division America Secretary General David Paniagua has announced that FIFPro will be asking South American confederation Conmebol tomorrow to exclude clubs that are in debt to their players from its competitions, including the Copa Libertadores de América and the Copa Sudamericana.]]>
paulnicholson@sportsolutionsltd.com (Paul Nicholson) Featured South America World Football News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:22:48 +0100
David Owen: Has Europe given up on FIFA? http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/europe/15670-david-owen-has-europe-given-up-on-fifa http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/europe/15670-david-owen-has-europe-given-up-on-fifa Has Europe given up on FIFA? The question is raised by what seems to have been a particularly productive month for Michel Platini, President of UEFA, the European football body.]]> paulnicholson@sportsolutionsltd.com (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:20:57 +0100 LFP pushes best commercial practice doctrine to help clubs with crippling tax burden http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/europe/15671-lfp-pushes-best-commercial-practice-doctrine-to-help-clubs-with-crippling-tax-burden http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/europe/15671-lfp-pushes-best-commercial-practice-doctrine-to-help-clubs-with-crippling-tax-burden LFP logoBy David Owen
October 19 – The French Professional Football League (LFP) intends to set up a commercial support department to spread best practice among the country's leading clubs. Mathieu Ficot, the LFP's chief commercial officer, made the disclosure in an interview with INSIDEworldfootball.]]>
paulnicholson@sportsolutionsltd.com (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:09:20 +0100
Platini suggests sin bin white card to solve dissent 'epidemic' http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/europe/15674-platini-suggests-sin-bin-white-card-to-solve-dissent-epidemic http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/europe/15674-platini-suggests-sin-bin-white-card-to-solve-dissent-epidemic Players pressure refOctober 20 - UEFA president Michel Platini, not averse to coming up with fresh ideas for enhancing the game - some of which have their critics as well as their supporters - has thrown out another proposal: white cards to mean sinbins for players who harass referees to protest decisions.]]> paulnicholson@sportsolutionsltd.com (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:29:26 +0100 Myanmar fined and warned after country's biggest game for a century http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/asia/15675-myanmar-fined-and-warned-after-country-s-biggest-game-for-a-century http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/asia/15675-myanmar-fined-and-warned-after-country-s-biggest-game-for-a-century Myanmar U-19 AFC championshipsOctober 20 - The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has ordered Myanmar to play its next competitive game behind closed doors, suspended for two years, and has fined the national federation $24,000 as a result of a pitch invasion following last week's 1-0 AFC under-19 Championship quarter-final win over the United Arab Emirates in Yangon.]]> paulnicholson@sportsolutionsltd.com (Paul Nicholson) Featured Asia World Football News Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:06:48 +0100 Platini to take part in EU Sports Ministers meeting http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/europe/15669-platini-to-take-part-in-eu-sports-ministers-meeting http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/europe/15669-platini-to-take-part-in-eu-sports-ministers-meeting Michel Platini10By David Owen
October 18 – UEFA President Michel Platini will go to Rome next week to discuss the body's Financial Fair Play (FFP) initiative with European Union (EU) sports ministers.]]>
paulnicholson@sportsolutionsltd.com (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:34:00 +0100
CAF hit by ebola crisis as Morocco set to pull out of AFCON 2015 hosting http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/africa/15663-caf-hit-by-ebola-crisis-as-morocco-set-to-pull-out-of-afcon-2015-hosting http://www.insideworldfootball.com/world-football/africa/15663-caf-hit-by-ebola-crisis-as-morocco-set-to-pull-out-of-afcon-2015-hosting Morocco 2015 logoBy Andrew Warshaw
October 17 - Once again a new venue looks like being needed for the African Cup of Nations after next year's hosts Morocco reportedly pulled out because of fears over the Ebola virus.]]>
paulnicholson@sportsolutionsltd.com (Paul Nicholson) Featured Africa World Football News Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:47:22 +0100
Eckert reiterates confidentiality but promises November report summary http://www.insideworldfootball.com/fifa/15667-eckert-reiterates-confidentiality-but-promises-november-report-summary http://www.insideworldfootball.com/fifa/15667-eckert-reiterates-confidentiality-but-promises-november-report-summary Hans-Joachim EckertBy Andrew Warshaw
October 17 - The German judge overseeing FIFA's investigation into possible corruption surrounding the 2018 and 2022 World Cup ballot has re-iterated once and for all that the 430-page report submitted to him cannot be published in full for legal reasons.]]>
paulnicholson@sportsolutionsltd.com (Paul Nicholson) Featured FIFA News Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:41:03 +0100
Arsenal AGM: the future is bright, no cash pile, Arsene staying http://www.insideworldfootball.com/premier-league/15666-arsenal-agm-the-future-is-bright-no-cash-pile-arsene-staying http://www.insideworldfootball.com/premier-league/15666-arsenal-agm-the-future-is-bright-no-cash-pile-arsene-staying emirates stadiumBy Mark Baber
October 17 - Arsenal's AGM held on Thursday was a happy affair, following the club's FA Cup triumph and sound financial figures. Arsene Wenger scotched rumours of a move to Monaco and reiterated he intends to buy a defender in January, but the club was keen to stress suggestions of a £200 million cash pile are well wide of the mark.]]>
paulnicholson@sportsolutionsltd.com (Paul Nicholson) Featured Premier League News Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:29:10 +0100